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Can you tell me what occurs during a mini seizure?

Can you tell me what occurs during a mini seizure?

Depends: Not sure what you mean by mini-seizure. If you mean an aura, it's one answer. If you mean an absence seizure, it's entirely different. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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I had a mini seizure when I smoked that legal weed k4/k2 should I get a cat scan done on my head?

I had a mini seizure when I smoked that legal weed k4/k2 should I get a cat scan done on my head?

Maybe something else: If you are feeling alright now, you do not need a CT scan. If you are sure it was a seizure, you should first visit with a neurologist, then perhaps other tests would be helpful. For seizures, blood tests, MRI and EEG are helpful. But what is a mini seizure? That is important too.

Avoid k4/k2. That stuff causes odd symptoms. Stay away. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me why, every now and then I get strange head sensations, like my brain is vibrating? Am I having some kind of mini seizure? Ty

Nah. No mini-seizure: I'm not sure what a mini-seizure is supposed to represent but it's not a vibratory sense in the head. Certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to have a neurologist take a look at you and review your symptoms with you to look at the possibilities. You may benefit from some testing. I'd be happy to discuss things with you in a private consult: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a man with seizures?

What are the symptoms of a man with seizures?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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My body started to stiffen. Am I having mini seizures?

My body started to stiffen. Am I having mini seizures?

Hard to say: It depends on your other symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Based on your concerns, it is best to seek advice of a neurologist to go over your history in detail and examine you to best understand what is occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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What are stress seizures and symptoms?

What are stress seizures and symptoms?

Usually not neurolog: Stress "seizures" are usually not truly epileptic types of seizures. The best thing is to get some psychological help. Rate of these is much higher in those with a history of abuse. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of temporal seizures?

Unusual sensation: Usually an aura precedes temporal lobe seizures such as unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience a sensation of taste or smell, an odd sensation in the abdomen
This may last 30 seconds to about 2 minutes with loss of awareness of surroundings, lip smacking, swallowing or chewing movements picking motions of the fingers, confusion, and unawareness of it. May develop into a seizure ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

It varies: Seizures during sleep can manifest as unusual behaviors during sleep such as groaning, repetitive movements, full "grand-mal" type shaking; incontinence during sleep; awakening with a bitten tongue or muscle soreness. Sometimes, however, there is no outward manifestation of the seizure activity. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

Many: Seizures can have any number of symptoms from simple movements to gran mal whole body shaking to nothing but a brief loss of awareness in petit mal. The latter can cause poor learning due to inattention. It is best to discuss your symptoms with your physician to see if a more thorough evaluation is appropriate. There are many causes, treatments as there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

Paroxysmal brain: Seizure is best defined as episode of altered consciousness, which can be either focal or generalized. Focal event might be associated with shaking of a limb, but also staring, repetitive mouth movements or bad smells and tastes occur. The more generalized spells, convulsive tremors of arms and legs, tongue biting, bowel/bladder losses, loss of consciousness for 2-3 minutes, post-ictal confusion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

Variety: Non epileptic seizures are not true seizures. They are considered psychogenic and can present with almost any type of event that looks like a seizure. Often need an EEG to distinguish. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

Night seizures: Symptoms may include jaw ache, tongue bite, wetting the bed, and mental confusion. There also, in an older person, might be back pain due to a compression fracture of one of the vertebra of the spine. ...Read more

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Can taking to much pain medication cause a person to have seizure like symptoms?

Yes: Opioids lower your seizure threshold and therefore you may be at risk of having a seizure. Please see your doctor about what to do. ...Read more

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In the morning my vision goes black and I almost pass out. Are these seizure-like symptoms?

In the morning my vision goes black and I almost pass out. Are these seizure-like symptoms?

Not seizures: Your symptoms are most consistent with a pre-syncopal episode associated with dropping of blood pressure. This could be due to postural hypotension from many causes, such as dysautonomias, medications, recreational drugs or alcohol, dehydration, anemia, low thyroid. Have you doc check blood pressure supine and standing, and also perhaps do additional testing, perhaps a tilt table study. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of petit mal seizures and the prognosis for the future if I have them?

What are the symptoms of petit mal seizures and the prognosis for the future if I have them?

Which type?: Children have absence seizures with whole brain 3/sec spike and wave. Young adults have absence seizures from a focus in the brain. These may look the same when you see them, but they have very different causes and prognosis. Petit mal ("small bad") usually is used for the childhood form. A quality eeg interpreted by a good neurologist can make the distinction. ...Read more

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How do u know a patient is having mini seizures and do they require immediate medical attention?

Many types!: There are over 40 different types of seizures, but the most common types are simple partial seizures, complex partial seizures, general absence seizures and tonic-clonic seizures, also known as grand mal seizures. While some seizures cause violent reactions that include uncontrolled shaking and jerky and even lose of consciousness and others are barely perceptible... ...Read more

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Husband diagnosed with focal seizures, and continuing mini strokes. What would be the best course of action, to keep him safe?

Need a diagnosis: Your husband needs a diagnosis, i.e. a reason why he is having seizures and mini strokes. There are multiple possibilities and you are not giving any further information so I am not going to speculate. I would agree with the recommendation for a neurologist but most importantly a workup needs to happen. ...Read more

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Woke up with phone and remote on the floor. Scared I had a seizure (never had one before). What are symptoms of nocturnal seizures?

Woke up with phone and remote on the floor. Scared I had a seizure (never had one before). What are symptoms of nocturnal seizures?

Wake up on the floor: Gi symptoms can also be a symptom of seizures. Autonomic seizures present with GI discomfort and a 'rising sensation' in the abdomen. Most seizures types are more likely to occur during sleep. I'm sure you'll get this sorted out. I'd get an eeg and check your calcium level (tums). ...Read more

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Have both migraines & seizures that show similar symptoms. Is there a way for me to figure out which I have been having? Are seizures more severe?

Have both migraines & seizures that show similar symptoms. Is there a way for me to figure out which I have been having? Are seizures more severe?

Yes: You ought to consult a neurologist. A diagnosis of seizures is not a do it yourself matter.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Usually not: For the typical idiopathic epilepsies (those not due to a stroke, tumor, or other brain lesion), there are no symptoms between seizures. That being said, the psychological and societal impact of having epilepsy (no driving, work limitations, etc.) are very large, and affect people even when their seizures are under relatively good control. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms of febrile seizure?

Febrile Seizure: A febrile seizure is an episode of convulsions associated with a seizure. It normally occurs in children between 6 and 60 months old. It tends to last less than 5 minutes.

It is a common and self-limited condition that is not related to other illnesses.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more